Hometown Heroes Program

The banner program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Cohoes residents and their family members who are serving or are veterans who have served, our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Cohoes service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo. Banners will be displayed in the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.

Application will be accepted all year long, banners will be displayed for at least six months.   

New banners will be added throughout the year, any banners that are removed will be presented to family members and/or sponsors. 

A banner sponsor cannot request a specific pole, placement of the banner will be determined by the City. Availability of banner placement is on a first come first serve basis.  

The cost of each is $250.00.

For additional information or questions contact the Mayor's Office at 518-233-2119 or email at cohoesevents@ci.cohoes.ny.us


To Order a Banner

Please complete the application form including the service person's name and branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard).

Proof of Cohoes Residency (e.g. Driver's license, utility bill, tax bill), proof of Military Service (e.g. Military ID or DD 214), and a High resolution photograph as a JPEG with 150dpi resolution (there must be NO other people in the photo). 

Each banner costs $250.00, checks can be made payable to the Cohoes Local Development Corporation (CLDC) with Hometown Hero Program in the memo line.

To complete the application online: Hometown Hero Banner Application 

To print the PDF application: Hometown Hero Banner Application (PDF)